Beginner's Luck

A debut fast-paced thriller set in Iceland (Hildur Series Book 1)

Fiction - Thriller - General
143 Pages
Reviewed on 07/14/2021
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Reviewed by Christopher Anderson for Readers' Favorite

In Beginner’s Luck: A Debut Fast-Paced Thriller Set in Iceland (Hildur Series: Book 1), author M. J. Furtek tells the story about Hildur, an assassin for a secret organization called The Elite Scandinavian Syndicate with the acronym TESS. This organization is so secretive that it will stop at nothing to keep it that way. When Hildur receives her first assignment, it leads her to Reykjavik in Iceland, a place she is familiar with because she spent some of her childhood there. Hildur’s first assignment does not go according to plan when Lars, driving a Tesla, knocks her down. Maren, Hildur’s handler at TESS, sends her competitor, Hans, to tie up any loose ends connected to TESS.

The superbly written thriller, Beginner’s Luck by M. J. Furtek, takes us to a world where it doesn’t get dark. The author describes the places and scenes with such clarity that you feel you are there. As the author introduces different characters, he clearly details their personalities and their connection to the people in the story. The construction of the plot provides the storyline with twists and turns relating to mountain roads you take through the fjords during the adventure. A few red herrings are in the story to lead you in the wrong direction and encourage you to come up with the wrong conclusion, especially at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, and I hope there will be a follow-up book; I will look out for any future titles from the author. Read this exciting thriller and get involved in the mayhem that follows.